Founded 21 years ago on Austin’s historic 6th Street, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill brings a robust, Southern-inspired menu to locations from Texas to California. Featuring countertops of recycled wood and detailing of rusted steel, the restaurant’s rural American architecture reflects the food’s signature flavors from Mexico to the Louisiana bayou. Now in 11 locations, the company plans to nearly double that number by 2015. “We have the desire and the capital to expand,” says Director of Marketing Deborah Topcik. “We’re just waiting for developers to catch up to us.” 

LocationScottsdale, Ariz.
2010 Systemwide Sales$35,700,000*
% Change in Sales3.5%
2010 U.S. Units11
% Change in Units10.0%
2010 Average Unit Volume$3,400,000*
% Change in AUV-1.4%
Future 50 Year2011